MSc in Development Economics

The Master of Science degree program in Development Economics is designed to provide students with theoretical knowledge and practical tools to strength in theoretical and applied policy, particularly relating to developing countries. The program focuses on poverty and income distribution, the roles of technical change and inter-sectoral linkages in policy formulation and economic development. The program enable students to apply the principles of economic analysis to the design of economic policy as well as enable practicing professional economists to improve and update their skills and knowledge. The curriculum consists of core courses on macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics and growth and development. The curriculum consists of 30 credits of coursework and 6 credit hours of thesis. The total program duration is two years. The program is designed for individuals who cannot attend on campus classes because of employment or geographical constraints.

Fall Semester:

DECON 501 Development Economics: Theories and Applications [3 Credits]

DECON 503 Advanced Microeconomics [3 Credits]

DECON 505 Applied Econometrics [3 Credits]

DECON 507 Research Methods [3 Credits]

Spring Semester:

DECON 502 Advanced Macroeconomics [3 Credits]

DECON 504 Managing Non-for-Profits [3 Credits]

DECON 506 Development Economics and Policy [3 Credits]

DECON 508 Agriculture and Rural Development [3 Credits]


DECON 510 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics [3 Credits]

DECON 512 Development Aspects of Education, Energy and the Environment [3 Credits]


DECON 601 Thesis [6 Credits]

Letasera Bedada (PhD, Associate Professor)
Fikadu Mitiku (PhD, Associate Professor)
Zerihun Ayenew (PhD, Associate Professor)
Deresse Mersha (PhD, Associate Professor)
Teferi Tolera (PhD, Associate Professor)
Atlaw Alemu (PhD, Assistant Professor)
Geertje de Wit (MSc, Assistant Professor)
Amsalu Dachito (MSc, Assistant Professor)
Sisay Tolla (MSc, Assistant Professor)

Teaching Assistants
Asrat Anye (MSc/Economics)
Sisay Rebo (MA/MBA)
Robiel Hailie (MA/MBA)
Milkessa Asfew (PhD Student/Economics)

Duration: 2 years

total Credits: 36
Delivery: 100% online